Published: 16:40, June 13, 2024
South Africa reports second mpox death this week
By Reuters
People look through a window as former president Jacob Zuma, casts his ballot on May 29, 2024 at Nkandla, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.  (PHOTO / AP)

A second person has died in South Africa this week from the viral infection mpox, the health ministry said on Thursday, less than 24 hours after it announced the first death.

The second person who died was a 38-year-old man. He was admitted to a hospital in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province with extensive lesions, headache, fatigue, oral ulcers, muscle pain and a sore throat. He tested positive for mpox on Wednesday.